- Just for today do not worry,
- Just for today do not anger,
- Honour your parents, teachers and elders,
- Earn your living honestly,
- Show gratitude to all living things
These are the Reiki precepts and Reiki (pronounced `Ray-Key’) is a Japanese word meaning Universal Life Energy.
Whilst I use Reiki as an integral part of all my therapies, I also provide Reiki treatments on their own which are relaxing, soothing, and help restore the body’s natural balance. Reiki can help sooth pain and support the body’s natural ability to heal itself. All the recipient needs is the desire to participate in the process and the intention to restore balance to one’s life.
Current Reiki practice can be traced back to the spiritual teachings of Dr Mikao Usiu a Japanese advocate of natural healing, who died in 1926. After many years of study, research, and meditation, Dr Usui spent the rest of his life practicing, promoting and teaching Reiki. One of his students, Chujiro Hayashi, went on to further develop these healing practices and Reiki as we now know it was introduced to Western cultures in the late 1930’s by a fellow student of Usui, an American named Hawayo Takata.
This deeply relaxing therapy can be carried out whilst the recipient is seated or lying on a couch. The hands on technique is non-obtrusive and the therapist is used as a channel for the universal life energy which flows through to where the recipient needs it most. Reiki treats the whole person and the therapist works with the intention to help provide healing on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level.